☰ Main Menu

Skills

now browsing by category

 

Jr. Coach Opportunity – Spring Training

SPRING TRAINING JUNIOR & FAMILY CAMP

Canyonlands Ranch, Monticello, UT
Sunday March 26 – Saturday, April 1

The Program:

  • Opportunity for everyone in family to start preparing for the 2017 Road Season
  • Professional coaching
  • Designed to provide base mileage and skills training
  • Each day serves up multiple ride options. Cyclists choose to ride as much or as little as they want
  • Focus on Road but there will be some mountain biking
  • Adults and youth will be in separate groups
  • Time to explore the area off the bike as well
  • Organized evening activities

Campers:

  • Sunday, March 26 – Arrive before Opening Dinner
  • Saturday, April 1 – Have Breakfast, clean your room and say good-bye!

Sr. Jr. Coaches/Jr. Coaches

  • Arrive: Saturday, March 25
  • Depart: Sunday, April 1 after camp is cleaned

AccommodationsCanyonlands Guest Ranch

  • Beds and mattresses with linens provided for all

Sr. Junior Coach Opportunities (4 openings available)

  • Oversee a youth group for 2 training sessions per day for 5 days
  • Responsible for creating one evening program for 1 of the evenings
  • Developing and implementing the program from start to finish
  • Participate in Off the Bike activities as needed to successfully run the Camp
    • Bike Maintenance (2 times during the week) check bikes with mechanic, clean as needed
    • Kitchen Duty (2 times during week) work with Chef Barbara to help serve a meal and clean up
    • Hydration Station (2 times during week) Set up hydration station
  • TVS provides lodging, meals, transportation in TVS van to Utah and $200 stipend (or certificate for community service hours in lieu of stipend)
  • A 4-hour Red Cross First Aid & CPR Certification course will be provided in February (Valued at $85)

Junior Coach Opportunities (4 openings available)

  • Assist a Coach with an Adult or Youth Group for 2 training sessions per day for 5 days
  • Participate in Off the Bike activities as needed to successfully run the Camp
    • Bike Maintenance (2 times during the week) check bikes with mechanic, clean as needed
    • Kitchen Duty (2 times during week) work with Chef Barbara to help serve a meal and clean up
    • Hydration Station (2 times during week) Set up hydration station
  • TVS provides lodging, meals, transportation in TVS van to Utah and $100 stipend (or certificate for community service hours in lieu of stipend)
  • A 4-hour Red Cross First Aid & CPR Certification course will be provided in February (Valued at $85)

To apply send an email to Deirdre (deemmoynihan@gmail.com )  by January 6, 2017

Bike Skills

For some, especially those new to cycling, their skill levels don’t match their strength. But you can work on it. Bike handling is a key requirement, not just to staying safe on the bike but also to becoming a better rider.   TVS teaches bike handling skills through a variety of games, drills, road rides and practice races.

Basic bicycle handling skills

  • Turning/Steering
  • Descending
  • Moving in/out of the saddle
  • Braking Balancing on your Bike

More advanced bicycle handling skills

  • Clipping in and moving off
  • Clipping out
  • Looking ahead
  • Leading/Following
  • Keeping straight while looking around
  • Pedaling efficiently
  • Choosing an appropriate gear
  • Riding in a closely bunched group
  • Getting the maximum shelter when behind another rider
  • Riding through & off in a working group
  • Braking
  • Cornering
  • Descending
  • Dealing with obstacles/hazards on the road
  • Using one hand on the bars while eating or drinking
  • Collecting handed up food, bottles, clothing etc
  • Putting on or removing clothing on the move
  • Dealing with physical contact from other riders

Some of the favorite drills are Bump & Thump and Garbage Ball.  The games are so much fun they hardly know they are learning a skill!

Racing Tactics

TVS teaches campers critical race tactics from the basics to the strategies on the course.

  • What to bring to a race
  • How to put your race number on
  • “Reading” a race to anticipate the outcome
  • Criterium and stage race tactics including cornering
  • When to attack and when to lay back
  • Pace lines, echelons, blocking, and breakaways
  • How to stay informed during a race and deal with disasters

 

© 2016: TriVelo Series | KABBO Theme by: D5 Creation | Powered by: WordPress